Bug 98245 - Improving the error message dialog (ScDocShell::ErrorMessage())
Summary: Improving the error message dialog (ScDocShell::ErrorMessage())
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Error-Messages Dialog-UX
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Reported: 2016-02-27 23:13 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2018-12-18 19:03 UTC (History)
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Calc's F4 error message (10.55 KB, image/png)
2016-02-27 23:13 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-02-27 23:13:02 UTC
Created attachment 123049 [details]
Calc's F4 error message

We display an error message dialog (ScDocShell::ErrorMessage()) to prompt the user with information that would assist them, but this dialog is missing two things that would make it even more useful, which are found in regular dialogs.

1) Dialog Title - This would help give additional information to the error message and is a common feature in such dialogs, like the save document dialog as well as in LibreOffice Basic's MsgBox function

2) Help Button - A common feature found in most dialogs, a help button would launch the help viewer to give the user more information about the feature that is returning the error.

An example error message dialog can be seen by opening Calc and pressing F4 or Shift+F4.